Having left her job as a CIA analyst for ethical reasons, newly appointed Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord returns to public life at the request of the president, after the suspicious death of her predecessor. Valued by her boss for her apolitical leanings, knowledge of the Middle East, language skills and creative thinking, Elizabeth drives international diplomacy, battles office politics and circumvents protocol while negotiating national and international issues. At home, politics and compromise take on new meaning with her supportive husband and three bright kids.
This surprisingly good show ran under our radar until Sara Ramirez showed up. Which, well. Yeah.
Queer Plotline Timeline
While a bisexual character (male) is there the whole time, queer Kat Sandoval only shows up in season 4.
Notable Queer-Centric Episodes
- Season 4, Episode 7 “North to the Future” – We meet Kat Sandoval, who helps with the Russians and gets hired.
- Season 4, Episode 14 “Refuge” – Jay and Kat scheme to allow LGBQT immigrants bypass the normal refugee process; however, their scheme quickly unravels when a country shuts down their border and it threatens the US standing with the country’s neighboring countries.